All CAF members must pass the Basic Military Swimming Standard test (BMSS). The test ensures that CAF members possess elementary swimming skills and related water safety knowledge so that they can respond effectively to emergency situations that may arise when working in, on, under or around water. The BMSS is not an annual evaluation.
Basic Military Swim Standard
Operations Manual and Forms
1. Basic Military Swim Standard Test
Policy / DAODs / CANFORGENs / Memos
1. PSP Policy Manual (Refer to Chapter Eight: Aquatics)
2. 5031-10, Adventure Training
For information regarding this evaluation or any other fitness, sport and recreation activities on your local Base/Wing, please contact your local PSP staff through the "Your Community" drop-down menu.